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GIMP Photo Editing + Graphic Design Tutorials

In 2011, we created Davies Media Design on YouTube to provide a free way for beginner graphic designers, photographers and business owners to learn GIMP, the free image manipulation software. Today, the channel is a huge success with 5 MILLION views from all over the world and 60,000+ subscribers.

In our tutorials, you’ll learn how to edit and manipulate photos without needing to purchase Photoshop, how to make professional flyers and greeting cards for your business or personal projects, and how to design graphics for web and print projects. We also teach you how to use the tools found in GIMP, as well as other important and useful features. Watch one of our acclaimed tutorials below!

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What Do You Want to Learn in GIMP?

GIMP Basics: Getting Started

Are you brand new to the GIMP program, or consider yourself a complete beginner? Start here to get acquainted with GIMP and its important concepts.

GIMP Photo Editing

Are you a photographer looking for a great, free way to edit your photos, or want to improve your photo editing skills in general? Start with these tutorials.

GIMP Photo Manipulation

You’ve got the basics down, and have your own photo editing style, but now you’d like to take things up a notch and manipulate photos to create amazing compositions.

GIMP Graphic Design

Do you primarily use GIMP to create graphic design compositions? Or are you curious about what GIMP is capable of? Check out these GIMP graphic design tutorials.

Read Our GIMP Help Articles & Lists

How to Save Selections in GIMP Help Article

How to Save Selections in GIMP

In this article, I’ll be showing you how to save selections in GIMP, as well as how to export selection areas from one composition and import those selections into another...
Best Free Brushes for GIMP 2020

The Best Free Brushes for GIMP in 2020

In this article, I'll be providing you links to what I think are the best free brushes to download for GIMP. All of the brushes are linked to Deviant Art pages, which is a...
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7 GIMP vs Photoshop Tutorials That Show How Far Free Software Has Come

In the early days of GIMP and Photoshop, the two programs weren't even close in terms of capability. Adobe's photo editing and manipulation software - which is now world-famous...
Scale Selections in GIMP Tutorial

How to Scale a Selection in GIMP

In this tutorial, I'll be demonstrating the easy process for scaling a selection in GIMP. I'll be using GIMP 2.10.18 for this tutorial, which is the latest version of GIMP at the...
Edit a Photo in GIMP in 10 Steps Tutorial

How to Edit a Photo in GIMP (10 Steps)

GIMP is first and foremost a photo editor – it can do many things beyond simple photo editing, but it was built to help everyday people get the best out of their photography....
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Create Realistic Wall Graphics in GIMP with Color to Alpha

In this tutorial, I’ll be showing you an easy way to create textured, realistic wall graphics using GIMP! The result not only contains realistic shading and texture, but also...
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How to Use the Curves Tool in GIMP

The curves tool is a sophisticated way to adjust the brightness and contrast of your image, as well as color correct your image. It is similar to the levels tool in the type of...

Split Images for Instagram Grid Using GIMP (Help Article)

In this tutorial, I’ll be showing you how to split or slice your images for Instagram in order to create an Instagram grid. With GIMP, this task is super easy and doesn’t require...
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Top 5 Stock Portrait Photographers on Pexels

Stock photography is a quintessential resource for any designer or photo editor looking to practice their skills, manipulate photos, or create designs for their personal or...
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Viewer’s Choice Best GIMP Tutorials of 2019

2019 has come to a close - and it was yet another productive year for Davies Media Design with over 100 new GIMP video tutorials added to our channel. At the end of each month,...

GIMP Book of Layers

New E-Book Now Available!

Want to finally master layers in GIMP? My latest E-book covers all of the important concepts behind one of the most important features found in GIMP. In this 96 page book, you’ll find 7 articles & tutorials on things like layer basics, layer masks, layer groups, and more to help you go from a beginner to an expert on the subject of layers.

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